ERIC Number: ED242706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
First Year Evaluation Results from Oklahoma's Entry-Year Assistance Committees.
The state of Oklahoma sought to determine the effectiveness of its entry-year assistance committees which were designed to help beginning teachers. The study also assessed the contribution of the committees to the improvement of teacher education programs and their contribution to the induction of new teachers. The survey instrument consisted of: (1) three general questions concerning the overall success of the committees; (2) logistical and procedural questions as to the effectiveness of selected program components; (3) discernible further development by first year teachers of selected knowledge bases, skills, or competencies identified as important by educators; and (4) improvement by first year teachers in selected areas of Oklahoma's standards for teacher education. In this report, data results from 249 responding educators are analyzed for each of these sections of the survey and results are also presented in tabular form. It was concluded that the program achieved an unusual number of the stated objectives and higher education faculty made a significant contribution to the success of the program. Recommendations are made on areas upon which further follow up studies should focus. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).